United States Sends Sophisticated Missiles To Philippines Tensions With China Rise

United States Sends Sophisticated Missiles To Philippines Tensions With China Rise

United States Sends Sophisticated Missiles To Philippines Tensions With China Rise. The South China Sea is heating up again after the United States was discovered to have sent a sophisticated missile launcher system to the Philippines. China also became angry and accused the United States of triggering military confrontation by sending weapons to the Philippines.

Beijing says the presence of weapons in the region increases the risk of misjudgment and miscalculation. The delivery of the US missile launcher system has also added to tensions in the South China Sea between China and the Philippines, which have been at odds for the past few years.

The spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Linjiang, even accused Washington of seeking unilateral military advantage. Not only weapons, China also strongly rejects the deployment of United States troops in the Philippines and its missile system. The US missile is a type of MRC medium range land missile belonging to the United States military which is capable of firing up to a distance of 1600 KM.

The missile and its launch system have arrived in the Philippines. The missile launcher system will be used by the Philippines for joint military exercises with the United States. This missile was used one time when a Filipino ship was the target of an attack from a Chinese water cannon which injured a number of Filipino sailors. | The deployment of the MRC system, also known as the typon system, is the first time the United States has sent it to the Indo Pacific region.

Analysts said the use of the MRC system in joint exercises by the two allies illustrates that the United States is emboldened to place offensive weapons within striking distance of Chinese installations in the South China Sea, mainland South China and along the Taiwan Strait.